Business Green reports how the Federation of Small Businesses is calling on the Government to include measures to help the UK’s 4.8 million small businesses contribute to the UK’s carbon reduction targets.
It claims “harnessing the potential” is essential to cutting carbon emissions – a study by the Carbon Trust showed that if all UK businesses and public sector organisations undertook efficiency measures, they could cut emissions by 29 million tons and save £3.6 billion in the process.
The Federation would like to see a loan scheme for businesses, funded by banks and energy & construction firms to pay the up front costs of major energy saving upgrades to buildings and a waiving of planned increases to business rates for those companies that improve their buildings efficiency.
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